I don’t know where you are in life, but lately I’ve been feeling the heat of the fire. I’d like to share these verses with you this morning.
He has filled me with bitterness, He has made me drink wormwood. He has also broken my teeth with gravel, and covered me with ashes. You have moved my soul far from peace; I have forgotten prosperity. And I said, “My strength and my hope have perished from the LORD.”
Remember my affliction and roaming, the wormwood and the gall. My soul still remembers and stinks within me. This I recall to mind, therefore I have hope. Through the Lord’s mercies we are not consumed, because His compassions fail not. They are new every morning; great is Your faithfulness. “The LORD is my portion,” says my soul, “therefore I hope in Him!” Lamentations 3:15-24 (emphasis mine)
We have hope, no matter our circumstances! We have hope, and we can rest in Him. Even when we’re drinking the wormwood, even when we’re filled with bitterness, when we’re moved far from peace, and when we question it all, we can hope in Him. His compassions fail not. His mercies are new every morning! Great is His faithfulness!!
At times, that’s all that I can cling to. Even amid the hurt, the pain, and the confusion, He hasn’t left me. He loves me. He works all things together for good to them that love Him, to those who are the called, according to His purpose! (Romans 8:28, emphasis mine) He is good, even when I doubt and flounder. And He is good even when I can’t see how.
Trusting in His faithfulness,